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FCW Insider: Oct. 29

DOD could get permanent telework capability in 2021

The Defense Department wants to convert its key telework tool, the Commercial Virtual Remote (CVR) environment, to a permanent capability by next summer.

Alliant2 replacement will have CMMC requirements

Polaris, the General Services Administration's developing Alliant 2 small business contract replacement, will have CMMC clauses.

A tribute to micro-innovations

Steve Kelman thinks more organizations should take a lesson from the Peak Academy's commitment to incremental change.

Congratulations to the 2020 Rising Stars

These early-career leaders already are having an outsized impact on government IT.

Quick Hits

*** The Office of Management and Budget extended the deadline for agencies to transition away from using the proprietary Dun & Bradstreet DUNS number to identify vendors in federal contracting systems to April 2022. The transition to a non-proprietary identifier had been scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020.

*** An Inspector General report found that the National Security Agency overwhelmingly rewarded male employees with retention incentives. Only 14% of those offered retention incentives at NSA were women, even though women make up 41% of the agency's workforce, according to the unclassified summary of the report that was recently made public.

*** Did you miss FCW's recent Digital Transformation Workshop? Register now for a free encore presentation and learn how IT leaders at DHS, SBA, FCC, the Navy and the Defense Digital Service are driving transformation efforts across government. The presentations cover proven strategies for retooling business practices, building stakeholder consensus, moving to user-centered design and responding rapidly to unexpected crises. Sign up here for an on-demand viewing.

Posted by FCW Staff on Oct 29, 2020 at 7:01 AM


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